Was about to mention you are on the wrong forum... Well, can an admin lock this thread?
Even better, I will hijack this thread now for the FFXIV Forum Xenoinquisition!!!
1. Should players coming back to FFXI go back there or wait it out till FFXI comes out?
2. What about current players who feel the time they will invest in FFXI will be a waste once they drop it to play FFXIV?
1) That's up to them to decide. Depends on how bored they are.
2) These are video games, any time you invest into them is purely for "in the moment" entertainment. The satisfaction from getting awesome equipment is nice, but I think fun getting the items is where it's at. Anyone who played FFXI for hours on end and expected to "get something" (other than fun, friendship, and satisfaction) out of the game, should think about it a little more.
I will wake up at six a.m. again.
and I will find my way to the front door
like a soldier crawling through the smoking carnage.
smoldering bodies at my feet,
I'd love to stick around, but I've got someone to meet.
and I will put my best foot forward.
and I'll thank god I made it out of there
on the day when my new friends come.